(since the video is not working, go here)This is my favorite new age pianist, Jon Schmidt. I was 15 the first time I heard his music, and I was lucky enough to see him play live. What a talented guy and what an inspiration to me! Something you might not know about me... I play the piano. You probably guessed by now. But what have I done with it? Well... occasionally I pop out of my shell and play a simple song for a few people. Rarely I'll play for big groups, like my church. But, most of the time, I don't talk about it. At home I'll wait until everyone is out of the house and that's when I sit down and really play. Not sure why, but I have a hard time wanting people to hear my music. More than that, I've tried to down play all the talents I have. I don't want people to think that I think I'm the greatest. I'm not. But you know what? I've learned that it doesn't matter. You don't have to be the best at something. Ever. I've also learned that I can be and do anything I want. One thing I know I want, is to play the piano- and never give up on it. Whether it's heard or not, probably doesn't matter. But why keep hiding what Heavenly Father has blessed me with... and why let fears allow me to quit? When I was 9 I quit my swim team although I usually placed at my swim meets. I was too scared to jump in- because I thought I would lose. So I quit. That can't happen again. And... there are other things I want to do with my life besides music. Doesn't matter how old I get, it's never too late to go for something new. Some day I want to look back and see that I've become all that I could be. I don't ever want to give up on my dreams. Part of why we are here is to become all we can, right?